10 Great Affiliate Networks
It's no secret that every discussion about affiliate marketing seems to start and end with Clickbank. Which is
great for a lot of people, but I feel it short-changes a lot of newcomers who either don't have success with
Clickbank right away or simply don't see any products on that network that they want to promote.
The affiliate marketing business has billions of dollars shifted around every year and while Clickbank is huge,
it's only a part of that. Of course, Clickbank is the best network for newcomers for finding a profitable affiliate niche to work on.
They accept almost all members, they take care of affiliate revenues instantly, and they pay regularly. But, if
you're interested in diversifying or finding a few new ways to make a profit, these other 10 affiliate networks are
top choices as well.
Plimus.com - Plimus is very much like Clickbank in many ways with quick
acceptance times and plenty of offers.
After setting up your account, you'll have access to live account reps to ask questions and prep your account,
and will have plenty of customization options for how your checkout screens look, as well as how the affiliate
Additionally, they don't force the customers to buy things like insurance or CD ROMs for software promoters and
they are upfront about nearly everything they do - making their service much more effective for both marketers and
vendors. Options are a plus in this business.
Markethealth.com - For those interested in physical products in the health and wellbeing niches
with better payouts than other physical goods sites, this is a good place to get started. Acceptance is quick and
easy as well.
Payouts here are really one of the big reasons they have become so popular. Maximum payouts range upwards of
$100-$150 for single products and with plenty of recurring memberships in their catalogs; the potential for
long-term profits is rather high.
Additionally, they will pay directly to PayPal, which means less waiting for payment release.
Linkshare.com - Linkshare has super simple acceptance and top notch tracking of hops and
conversions. The commission rates are, unfortunately, lower than other networks though, because merchants pay for
the right to use the service.
Payments are slow in coming as well. This is a site that you can find top level companies that people will be
familiar with, allowing you to use their brand prowess as a selling point - including things like American
They also provide a number of useful tutorials and development tools, along with a development team that can
answer most of your questions.
As Seen on PC - The acceptance process here is also pretty simple, but you'll need a website of
some sort before they'll generally let you through. They do offer physical products as well, with decent
If you're interested in having a good array of products to sell and upsell through a newsletter sequence or on
your website, this is a great way to do that.
Commission Junction - The commissions here are wildly varying, but with easy acceptance and
some decent products to choose from it can be a good place to spend some time promoting.
The variety is fantastic, but if you're a newcomer, you'll need to navigate the bad offers carefully to avoid
anything that doesn't pay out well. As one of the older networks out there, the site can be a bit messy to
navigate, and again, there are quite a few offers here that payout very low and don't convert very well.
While you can be approved for just about anything rather quickly, you may want to wait to signup for this site
until you've developed a clearer idea of how to identify a good offer.
Share a Sale - This is a slightly smaller option than Commission Junction,
but is growing fast and has generally better commissions than most other sites. It is also fairly simple to join
up with, so the time investment is small.
The tracking from ShareASale is among the best on the Internet and they do not approve any offers that have
tricky rebilling structures or oddball payment structures that can lead to ethical quandaries.
Additionally, the offers do not include software, or sketchy health, home business, or scam-like products. It's
quickly becoming a popular choice for those seeking quality products to promote.
Never Blue Ads - This is a tricky one, because they are a little selective in their signup
process. They usually want intermediate and advanced affiliate marketers on their teams, so I usually recommend
users to have a Clickbank account for a bit first, so you can build a site and your commissions and use them as
your examples when applying.
If you are using PPC, make sure to mention it on the application. PPC traffic is a quick seller. If you're a fan
of affiliate managers, you get quite a bit of help from the people at this one as well.
Azoogle - This is another site that wants to have higher level marketers on their teams. Again,
they have a great staff of managers and they also add some fun little programs into the mix with contests for
earnings from affiliates.
This site has also been around for a while, which means they know how to keep affiliates, vendors, and customers
alike happy between sales. The publisher volume is well over 45,000 as well, which makes for a great deal of
Affiliate.com - Yet another site that expects you to spend some time working on your marketing
skills before you sign up. The variety is rather small too, which can be frustrating, and most of the offers are
However, if you are successful here, you can make a tremendous amount of money due to the high payouts. Online
since 2001, affiliate.com has been focused on helping affiliates as much as possible.
They have high standards, but they reward those who meet them with top notch tools and only the best
opportunities, all prescanned before being posted.
Unique Leads - A relatively new site with a solid selection of well performing CPA programs.
They are selective in their choice of new members, but if you get in, you'll have the opportunity to make
substantial income with their wide array of money making opportunities.
I'll reiterate though - this is a very selective site. They claim only 30% of affiliates are approved, and in my
experience that number might even be a bit lower. If you're just starting, definitely go with one of the first 6
sites on this list and then come back to this one later.
But, the PayPal payments, high payouts, multiple product types and affiliate managers all make this is a
fantastic choice if you're interested in going to the next level with CPA.
Choosing Your Affiliate Networks
The thing about choosing a good affiliate network is that you're never going to need all 10 of them. In fact, I
know marketers who have reached 7 and 8 figure incomes without only 1 network and they never run out of things to
But, if you are looking for variety or options that don't have the same level of competition that a site like
Clickbank breeds, the 10 sites above are a fantastic place to start.
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